10-Nights Uganda: Gorillas & Beyond - Marco Polo Journeys
Uganda: Gorillas & Beyond
Explore the “Pearl of Africa,” from the banks of the Nile to the deepest reaches of the rainforest, blazing a trail through the mists of Uganda’s waterfalls and evergreen rainforests, and tracking chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions and endangered mountain gorillas along the way.
10 nights from $Call per person
Supplier: Abercrombie & Kent
Entebbe is a large town located in central Uganda near Lake Victoria. Uganda's largest airport, Entebbe International Airport, is located in Entebbe, as well as the official residence of the President of Uganda.
Kibale National Park
The star attractions of Uganda's Kibale National Park are the 13 species of primates, including some 1,500 chimpanzees, the most recorded in any African forest. Kibale contains varied tropical forest with patches of grassland and swamp, containing over 375 species of birds and 351 tree species. Kibale National Park adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park and is one of the most wildlife-filled and rewarding destinations to visit.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Explore the dramatic backdrop of Queen Elizabeth National Park's famous volcanic cones and deep craters, tropical forests and grassy plains. The park is known for one of the highest biodiversity ratings in the world, and visitors can spot tree-climbing lions, elephants, buffalo and antelopes on safari game drives.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a national park located in southwestern Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a biodiversity hotspot that is believed to hold the greatest number of tree species for its altitude in East Africa as well as almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. It is also home to many types of butterflies and birds, as well as endangered species.
Murchison Falls National Park
A Ugandan national park, it is the largest wildlife reserve in Uganda protecting 4 of the 'Big 5 ' animals most dangerous to hunt. The Murchison Falls Conservation Area comprises of the Murchison Falls National Park, Bungugu, and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserve abundant by the surrounding savannah, vegetation, riverine forest, and the woodlands. It is home to approximately 450 species of birds and 76 species of mammals. The Victoria Nile splits into 2 rivers. These rapids stretch into the valley floor and visitors can be greeted by hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds on the way to Lake Albert.
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